Fremont, CA – July 2017 – During May through June 2017, TCI supported two of its military customers and one security agency who have purchased twenty-plus TCI Blackbird collection and geolocation systems for use with their mobile vans, light armored vehicles and transit-case based systems in cooperative exercises on the east coast of the United States. The purpose of these exercises was validation of data and information exchange between geo and collection sensors from US military, government agencies and trusted partner government and military organizations. TCI is happy to report that its customer met all of its exercise objectives, including all of those which included the use of TCI’s Blackbird systems.
As a stretch goal, TCI used Customer-delivered TCI systems to setup a geolocation tracking and drone detection system demonstration using Model 903s tactical COMINT systems. The demonstrations consisted of automatically detecting a drone that was launched from a densely wooded area 1.5 km from the FOB location and reporting the location of that drone. Once the TCI systems detected that the drone had started moving toward the FOB, a mitigation system was tipped that caused the drone to enter an automatic Return-to-Home mode.
These exercises provide real-world feedback that enable TCI to continuously improve the capabilities of our COMINT and Drone Detection product lines with the technologies to counter evolving and emerging threats.
TCI brings over 46 years of innovation in radio direction finding and signals intelligence solutions for civilian, government and military agencies worldwide. TCI is also a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of antennas for communications and high-power radio broadcasting. Selected for use in more than 100 countries, TCI products are supported by a global network of customer and training services. TCI, one of the businesses of SPX Corporation, is headquartered in Fremont, CA.